Here is the Platoon in line. At the command "By Fours- March" the first set proceeds forward, the second set obliques to the right until they are in line behind the first set.
If we are in a column of two's or Four's and we want to form a line facing to the left, the command will be
218.A column marching by file, or by twos, right in front, to form line faced to the left, the instructor commands:
1. Left into line.
At the command "MARCH" each file or set of two makes a left wheel into line.
A column of fours takes a slightly differnt command,but it executed exactly the same way, each set of four executes a left wheel into line.
220.A column of fours right in front, marching or halted, to form line, faced to the left, on its left dank, the instructor commands:
1. Left into line wheel.
At the command, MARCH, each set of fours executes its wheel to the left, according to the principles of the wheel, on a fixed pivot, No. 283; Nos. 4, &.c., turn upon the fore-feet of their horses ; the other troopers, preserving their intervals from the pivot flank, regulate their alignment by the marching flank. At the command right DRESS, the troopers halt, straighten their horses, and align themselves until the command FRONT.